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ABB Unveils New IRB 6700 Family
11/13/13 — Multiple variants: One family of robots with payloads from 150 to 300 kg and reaches from 2.6 to 3.2 meters Robust yet precise: Collision resistant with moment of inertia capabilities and highly accurate next generation motors Built around Lean ID: Cost effective Integrated Dressing (ID) for easy programming, reduced wear and small footprints…

For 3D Robotic Vision System, Icing Is a Piece of Cake
11/06/13 — A joint project between Scorpion Vision (Tordivel), Mitsubishi Electric, and Quasar Automation has resulted in a 3D robotic vision system which adapts to the shape and surface profile of individual cakes to enable precise and consistent icing decoration. The project combines multi-axis robots, 3D vision technology, and integration expertise to automate baked product decoration. Mitsubishi provided the robot…

REM-C, a University / Industry Partnership for Innovation
11/05/13 — Mt. Royal, NJ – November 5, 2013. REM-C, a university / industry partnership is pleased to announce its formation. REM-C (Roboticists, Engineers & Manufacturers Consortium) was established to bridge the gap between university robotic programs and the engineering community.   REM-C is a non-profit organization, comprised of leading manufacturers and…

NextGen High-Speed Goods-to-Person Picking Solutions Optimize Flexibility
11/04/13 — Most automated goods-to-person picking systems deliver high pick rates, improve order accuracy and dense storage capacity—critical factors when assessing automated single-piece picking solutions. But as distribution requirements continue to evolve, so do the challenges of distribution executives,who are increasingly requiring more flexibility, better uptime reliability and improved energy efficiency in…

Robotics Business Review announces winners of the First Annual Game Changer Awards
11/04/13 — Robotics Business Review is proud to announce the winners of the first annual Game Changer Awards, recognizing outstanding advancements in robotic technology in 2013.  “Every entry was eminently worthy of an award,” said Tom Green, editor in chief. “Every product entered displayed an imaginative concept, innovative engineering and great practicality.…

New ETF to Play the Robotics Industry
10/31/13 — Although many new ETFs have followed a ‘back-to-basics’ approach lately—focusing on segments like dividends, IPOs, or bonds—there are still a few ETF providers that are bringing fresh ideas to market.  This includes the latest such launch under the ‘Exchange-Traded Concepts’ umbrella, with the ROBO-STOX Global Robotics and Automation Index ETF . This brand…

Press Release: Wynright Robotic Truck Unloader Wins NextGen Game Changer Award
10/30/13 — ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Confirming its industry-leading position as a developer of innovative solutions, Wynright Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Webb and a leading U.S.-based provider of intelligent material handling systems, has been named the winner of the NextGen Game Changer Award for its Robotic Truck Unloader (RTU). According to Robotics Business Review,…

LORD MicroStrain 3DM-RQ1
10/30/13 —       LORD Corporation MicroStrain® Sensing Systems has released a cost-effective tactical grade GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS): 3DM-RQ1™ -45.  Designed to meet DO-160, the 3DM-RQ1 -45 provides ruggedized airborne navigation with 5°/hour gyro bias stability. Additionally, the innovative MEMS architecture achieves tactical-grade performance in a 205g package - the smallest and lightest…

Press Release: Intellibot Announces New, Smaller Hands-Free Cleaning℠ Machine
10/30/13 — PORTLAND, OR  - OCT 29, 2013 -- Intellibot Robotics LLC (“Intellibot”) is pleased to make three major announcements: 1) the introduction of the Hydro 17℠ machine, 2) a new Hands-Free Cleaning℠ Operating System, and 3) the Intelli-Trak℠ remote monitoring system. Intellibot is the sole U.S. manufacturer of Hands-Free (robotic) commercial…

Australia Compiles Its Industrial Robotics Wish List
10/24/13 — In 1977, George Lucas’ Star Wars introduced us to R2-D2 , an intelligent bot that embodied modern assistive robotics: he could anticipate needs and perform a number of tasks with minimal instruction. Almost 40 years later, assisted robotics offer game-changing advantages to manufacturing, and we’ve been canvassing Australian manufacturers to find out…

DYNAMIXEL Pro Just Released for Professional Robot Developers
10/16/13 — ROBOTIS is a renowned manufacturer of the DYNAMIXEL smart servo that has widely been used for robotics education and research for over a decade. The company recently released DYNAMIXEL Pro, a new line-up of products targeted for professional robot developers in the field/service robotics market.  Cycloidal Gear System, Powerful yet Endurable Basic all-in-one modular…

Press Release: Universal Robots Topples Tradition at RoboBusiness
10/15/13 — Stony Brook, New York, October 14, 2013: The global achievements of Universal Robots have proven that collaborative robots are here to stay; Within the last year, the company has opened subsidiaries in China and North America, doubled revenue and employees, seen Volkswagen and BMW integrate the robots into mass production,…

The Art of Industrial Painting with Robots
10/09/13 — Some may be seduced by their graceful, delicate movements. But don’t be fooled. Industrial paint robots are relentless perfectionists, control freaks if you will, that are bound and determined to shine above the rest. These industrial workhorses produce virtually flawless paint finishes with superhuman consistency and throughput. Like a Jedi…

Robotic Solar Panel Cleaner Makes Shining Debut
10/02/13 — It might not be immediately obvious, but with every solar panel installed comes a simple but essential piece of maintenance: regular cleaning. Just like the windows on your house, the glass on the top of solar panels gets coated with dust and dirt that cuts down the amount of light…

Baxter’s New Brain
09/25/13 — Boston-based Rethink Robotics on Monday announced a new version of software for its humanoid robot Baxter, which aims to make Baxter "an even more effective productivity tool for American manufacturers." The announcement follows Rethink's disclosure a week ago that a research version of Baxter is now available in the European Union, following adoption…

Industrial Controls and Robotics Market is Expected to Reach $147.7 Billion Globally in 2019
09/25/13 — ALBANY, New York, September 24, 2013 -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Industrial Controls and Robotics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global industrial controls and robotics market was worth USD 102.02 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 147.7 billion in 2019, growing…

Rethink Robotics’ Baxter In Demand
09/18/13 — Boston-based Rethink Robotics said Monday that a research version of its humanoid robot Baxter is now available in the European Union, following adoption by a number of top engineering schools in the U.S. Universities using the Baxter Research Robot so far include MIT, Tufts University,Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Carnegie Mellon and Cornell. Researchers…

50-Foot Robotic Trucks Perform Dangerous Work in Australian Mines
09/11/13 — This Autonomous Hauling System, in use by the British-Australian metals and mining company Rio Tinto Iron Ore, is a series of robotic trucks that load, haul, and dump ore and waste rock at open pit mines. Imagine Google's self-driving cars, except gigantic: each 210-metric-ton truck is 27 feet wide and…




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